I loved being single, no question, but I don't miss all the high jinks and shenanigans that dating so often entails. Serial dater Kate Hudson just relayed an incident to a little magazine called People about her own worst experience in the trenches, "'One date, I just left before we even ordered food because the guy was just so deeply boring that it was like, 'I'm going to just save us from all of this and just leave,' said Hudson, 29, adding that her date 'was in banking. I'm not kidding.'"
I know, yawn. But still, it got me thinking that about my own (probably equally boring but highly relatable) dating blunders and faux pas and downright disasters, and yours too, which I really hope you'll share with the class here. There was the time I had really high hopes that were dashed um, way down low when I realized that my blind date was a guy who was several inches shorter than me, and I'm only 5'4". Hey, I know it's superficial, but as if that wasn't enough of a dealbreaker, he seemed to possess a lot of undesirable character traits as well. Needless to say, I was outta there before dinner, too. Then there was the guy I had been on several dates with. He invited me to a party. Fun! There, I met a lovely young lady who gushed about the new guy she was seeing. Turns out, we had a lot in common! Homey was a serious player, and he was unabashedly obvious about it, too.
Then there was the won't-stop-talking-on-his-cell-phone guy, the wastoid, the sports fanatic... Ah, I could go on and on. But I'm sure you could too. If I may, now that I'm retired from the field (for now anyway), let me impart this wisdom: When you're going on a blind date, schedule drinks and drinks only, so that if it becomes apparent that this person is not what you had in mind, you can gracefully exit without having to endure a painfully awkward dinner. And oh yes, if you meet a woman who is also dating the guy you're seeing, don 't get drunk and make out with her in front of him. (Scratch the latter, I think he deserved it.)
Anyhoo, your turn. Remember your worst dating experience? Spill it. And what advice do you have for all the ladies and gents out there who have suffered at the hands of a date gone woefully wrong?